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“Secure Boot” Strikes

“When I tried to install the operating system of my choice, I found it wasn’t possible because the computer had a Secure Boot loading option. This feature requires that any operating system installed on the computer must be authorized through … Continue reading

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Lenovo Joins The GNU/Linux Club

“Lenovo will be shipping Ubuntu preloaded devices starting with Thinkpad L450 laptop from early this month. The laptops will be available to purchase from selected commercial resellers and distributors throughout the region at prices starting from INR 40,000. This marks … Continue reading

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The Last Barrier To GNU/Linux Desktops Crumbles

According to Digitimes, Chromebooks are having 100% growth this year. That should put them on the webstatistician’s radar finally.“global shipments of Chromebooks are expected to top six million units in 2014 and double to 12 million units in 2015, driven … Continue reading

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The Unbundling Of That Other OS At Lenovo

For years, I’ve been annoyed that Lenovo supports GNU/Linux on all its PCs and will ship GNU/Linux for those who demand it but did not advertise GNU/Linux units side by side with units burdened with that other OS. No longer. … Continue reading

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Lenovo Bought IBM’s x86 Servery Just In Time For HP’s Suicide

“Hewlett-Packard’s policy of clamping down on third-party and budget server support has swung into effect. According to a message sent to HP Proliant customers and seen by The Reg: Starting February 2014, an active warranty or contract is required to … Continue reading

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Lenovo On The Move

Lenovo acquires Motorola Mobility…“Under the terms of the Acquisition Agreement, Lenovo will acquire the Business for total consideration of (i) $660 million in cash, subject to adjustments for working capital, deferred revenue and net debt, (ii) $750 million in ordinary … Continue reading

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Opening The Valve To High-volume GNU/Linux PC-Production On A Global Scale

OK, gaming’s a niche in IT, a place where teenagers and young men work out their frustrations with the real world… but it has long been one of the few places GNU/Linux has not thrived: gaming, business, and retail shelves. … Continue reading

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FLOSS Owns Smartphone Sales

Android scored 177,898,200 unit sales of smartphones (79% share) in Q2 2013 according to Gartner. Impressive? That’s only the beginning. It is possible for any OEM to produce smartphones cheaper than any smartphone made with an expensive OS like Phoney … Continue reading

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And It Came To Pass, Small Cheap Computers Rule The World

“Rumour loving Digitimes reports that several major vendors, including Lenovo, HP, Toshiba, Acer and Asus will launch Intel based convertibles sometime in the third quarter. Lenovo will lead the way and it will introduce its first Android based notebook a … Continue reading

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Confirmed. It’s Time To Throw M$ Out Of The Boat Before It Sinks.

“Global notebook shipments suffered a drop in the first quarter, down 14.1% sequentially and 13.7% on year, the sharpest decline in the notebook industry’s history, showing the current weak status of the industry, according to Digitimes Research’s latest notebook report … Continue reading

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Wintel Contracts Sharply – IDC

“Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13), down -13.9% compared to the same quarter in 2012 and worse than the forecast decline of -7.7%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly … Continue reading

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Ubuntu GNU/Linux PC Sales

Like it or not, Canonical has salesmen and they are getting the job done: Dell now has 400 stores in China pushing Ubuntu GNU/Linux on PCs, Ubuntu GNU/Linux has shipped on $7.5 billion worth of hardware in the last 2 … Continue reading

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